Sep 3, 2023
One of the biggest concerns with raising sheep and goats is parasite management. There are a lot of things that can go wrong by over treating, even (and perhaps especially) with natural things like copper. Keeping a close eye on your animals for weight loss or decreased body condition, diarrhea or swelling under the jaw can all be helpful in reducing the severity of parasite loads. If you can, find a FAMACHA training and attend it! Tune in to get an overview and check out this great fact sheet from Mississippi State University Extension for more details!